Art History Minor
With a minor in art history, you will learn about the monuments and principal artists of major art periods of the past, gaining a broad understanding of the art of the twentieth and twenty-first century.
Art History focuses not only on the material aspects of cultural expression, but also how art reflects other aspects of society, including history, politics, religion, science, and technology. You’ll gain experience looking at art and thinking about the broader issues of the interaction between art and society, and the intersection of economics, religion, and science with visual expression and the built environment.
The art history minor pairs well with any major.
Art Studio Minor
If you want to improve your practical art skills while at Truman, while majoring in another field, consider adding the art studio minor to your course of study.
After taking Art Studio Foundations I & II, you’ll be able to pursue your own selection of courses from our studio classes like ceramics, fibers, painting, sculpture, and 3D to choose an emphasis for your minor. Faculty will continuously evaluate your portfolio for proficiency as you progress into the upper-level studio courses.
If you want to develop above average skills in digital literacy, creating graphics, design layout and content/project management while at Truman, consider adding the design minor to your course of study.
After taking Art Studio Foundations I, Design, Software and Process, Typography and Graphic Design-Visual Communications I, you can select from several upper-level design course options to complete the minor requirements.
The photography minor is available to both art majors and non-majors. For non-Art majors, the requirement is identical to the studio art minor. An Art major who has passed their proficiency into the major can double count that towards their Photography Minor.
After completing 15 credit hours of photography-related courses, you’ll then be required to display your work in a public forum, such as the Ophelia Parrish Atrium space, the Student Research Conference, or elsewhere on campus.
See the Art Major & Minor FAQ for more info about the art program.
March 3, 2018
In the dark of February we welcomed visiting artist Josh Winkler, Assistant Professor of Printmaking at Minnesota State University – Mankato. He received his MFA from the University of Minnesota in 2010, and has since spent his time creating works on paper, running a small gallery, building a stone cabin, and exhibiting work nationally and internationally.…Read more Guest Artist in Printmaking: Josh Winkler
March 1, 2018
Mike Murawski was on Portland (Oregon) television station KGW to talk about hiking in the area around Portland. He was promoting the business founded by him and Bryna Campbell (both Art History double majors, Mike with History and Bryna with Art Studio). They have designed this business to get children and their families out and…Read more Alumni Start Business to Promote Exploring Nature